Hamstrings and Glutes In sport ➡️ hip extensors and knee stabilizers, not a knee flexor. Train them accordingly and lower the chance of sport related hamstring issues. More 1-Leg RDL’s. More Sled Marching. More Slideboard Leg Curls to get the glutes to stabilize while the hamstring performs a closed chain leg curl. And maybe most … Continue reading Reducing Hamstring Related Injuries in Sport
Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed. Enjoy! 1. Developing opinion on developing speed/acceleration: the link between strength work and speed development isn't as strong as many want you to think. 2. Have all of your … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dead Bugs have become one of my favorite ‘lower level’ anti-extension core exercises because you have gravity on your side, making it a little easier to maintain proper positioning when compared to more difficult anti-extension exercises like a rollout or body saw. The issue I find a lot with Dead Bugs is that people/athletes comment … Continue reading The Best Dead Bug Variation?
Just like every other Sunday, we have another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into. Like every other week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts. Enjoy! Podcasts School of Greatness with Simon Sinek Iron Game Chalk Talk with … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 11/3
What do you do for injury prevention with hockey❓ I’m not sure why, maybe because many teams are 4-6 weeks into the season, but I’ve been getting this question a lot recently...and I’m not 100% sure how to answer it because we really don’t do anything special. Yes, we do some ‘prehab’ type things like … Continue reading Injury Prevention in Ice Hockey?
Shoulder health/pain has become one of the biggest issues seen with athletes of late, but I don’t think keeping shoulders healthy is all that complicated ✔️ have a relatively balanced mixed between vertical and horizontal pressing ✔️ keep the pressing shoulder friendly (dumbbell work, neutral grip floor press, Landmine presses, etc) ✔️ lots of pulling, … Continue reading Keeping Shoulders Healthy
When bands are involved in chin ups most people think band assisted chin ups, but something I’ve been using in my own training and much less common are band resisted chin ups. In this latter variation, you are actually pulling against the band, making the movement more and more difficult as you stretch the band. … Continue reading Band Resisted Chin Ups
In-Season training is all about filling the buckets that aren’t being filled through sport. For most athletes participating in team sports, the conditioning bucket is full, bordering on over-flowing with numerous practices a week and games. What doesn’t get filled are strength, speed, power and various movement patterns. Strength train heavy in-season. Maximally sprint in-season. … Continue reading Filling the Correct Buckets In-Season
In the last 1-2 years we've changed a few things... Programming more ➡️ vertical and horizontal loaded jumps, sprinting, Landmine work (both explosive and pressing), rowing, “shoulder friendly” pressing (Landmine, neutral grip floor press, DB work), 1-Leg work. Programming less ➡️ Olympic lifting, bench pressing, vertical pulling (compared to horizontal rows), bilateral lower body work … Continue reading Program Changes in the Last Couple Years
Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed. Enjoy! 1. In my opinion, one of the biggest issues facing strength and conditioning right now is a lack of the basics. Way too much fancy/cool looking stuff on … Continue reading Monday Musings